"Buttons and patches and the cold wind blowing,
The days pass quickly when I am sewing"
~Author Unknown

Friday, August 19, 2011

More SAL fun!

It has been a while due to circumstances but Bep, Saskia and I had our 4th SAL day yesterday. We started the 4th pillow in this fun Christmas project. I decided to go ahead and string my first three pillows onto a piece of jute. I will add a new pillow now each time I finish. There are six in all so we have two more get togethers before our pillow tree is complete...

First a cup of coffee and something sweet to get us started...

After we finished our strawberry cream cakes, we put our finished pillows together for a photo and then started stitching the next one...

This is Rover who is a special someone in Saskia's life. He spent the day in the quilt studio watching over us...

We do pause for lunch of course! We have a theme each time we get together. We bring something to eat based on that theme. But doesn't the table look bare???

This time Saskia choose the theme of tapas (appetizers). We were supposed to make things along the idea of a tapas using meat for one, vegetable for a second and our own choice for the third. Here is my meat tapas which you can find the recipe for on my new food and book blog by clicking on BookshelvesAndStoveTops...

Not only was the table no longer bare...

There was a cornucopia of truly delicious food to eat...


It was a fabulously fun day Bep and Saskia and I am already looking forward to the next one!

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18 comments:

mainely stitching said...

I miss your fabulous parties, Heidi! (And you, too, of course!!)

Kathy said...

Everything looks so inviting. And yummy too.

I love the pillows you ladies are doing for your SAL. They are all fabulous!

Nancy said...

I am very jealous, I wanna be there too. That food looks so yummy. Great job all three of you. I bet Dagi was in hiding though, with Rover there. Glad you had a fun day and love the pillows with the spools in between.
Love you, Mom
PS: Tell those girls one of these days I will crash the party since I know they both speak English.

Linda said...

Is there a pattern for these pillows? I love this project!!!

Dutchquiltster said...

Ja Ja,jullie hebben weer een hele gezellige eet, pruts,en kletsdag achter de rug.En rover maar kijken naar al die lekkere hapjes.De kerstornamentjes zien er leuk uit.Hoeveel SAL dagen volgen er nog????
Joke.

Willy said...

Heidi, wat een heerlijkheden en de tafel zo gezellig gedekt. Je nieuwe blog ga ik wel bekijken, maar ik zit al bijna aan mijn limiet wat volgen betreft dus, kom af en toe langs.
De kerstboompjes zijn ook leuk en zie nu pas dat er klosjes tussen de kussentjes zitten.
Groetjes

Willy said...

Zag ik ook nog de mooie mokken op tafel staan, die passen helemaal bij zo'n gezellige handwerkdag.

Penny said...

It's always nice to get together with friends-especially those who share a love for some of the same things. The food looks delicious, it has made me hungry.

Quilt Hollow said...

Wonderful! Food, fun and friendship..nothing better!

Jeanne said...

What pretty decorations you all are making - so cute! The table looks very enticing too and it seems a great time was had by the 3 of you. Hobbies, friends, and good food, life is good. :)

Maggie said...

Hello Heidi!
I love the new SAL you are working on
and you table looks lovely and very tempting!

Off to look at your food and book blog now :-)

Ginny said...

What a great way to display your Christmas pillows!

Carolien said...

Hi Heidi,

I am glad you had a fun day together! The tapas looks yummie and I bet it was. The ornaments are very pretty. The little spools are so cut too!

Have a great weekend & hugs, Carolien

Anonymous said...

Wat ziet je blog er gezellig en smakelijk uit, gelukkig zijn er nog meer SALdagen in het verschiet.
Ik kan niet wachten!!!!
Liefs en hugs Bep,

anneke said...

Yummy! Love the SAL stitching of you ladies.

What a wonderful scarve you added to your collection. I tried one big flower with the wool intended, but it was to thick. So I made a babyblanket instead (not that I needed one :-))

But love these flowers too!!

Annie said...

I so like your christmas trees ! and the food seems so
delicious !

Pondside said...

I loved the red and white SAL and the accompanying strawberry cakes - beautifully coordinated!

Susan in SC said...

I love the trees! Your table looks so inviting as well!